CPR/First Aid

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) poses a substantial public health problem as it is a leading cause of death in many parts of the world. SCA occurs both in and out of the hospital. In the United States and Canada, approximately 350,000 people per year experience SCA and receive attempted resuscitation.

St. Petersburg Fire Rescue has a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and public access Automated External Defibrillation (AED) program that is available to the community. The Department is an American Heart Association (AHA) and American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) training center for CPR and First Aid which offers courses for the layperson and healthcare provider. All courses are taught by a Firefighter/Paramedic from the department and are approximately 3 hours long. See schedule below.

In addition to in-house training, St. Petersburg Fire Rescue also offers these same courses at places of business for groups of 10 to 20 people per class. For more information on training at your facility, please call our office at 727-893-7076 during regular business hours.

Course Descriptions

This course teaches infant, child and adult CPR training as well as AED training for the layperson, CNA, personal trainer and babysitter. The training includes how to respond to Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attack, Stroke and Choking. Upon successful completion of the course, the student receives a 2-year certification through ASHI.

The cost is $40 per person.

This course is designed for healthcare professionals who will learn all the skills from the Heartsaver course as well as skills required in a team setting. This is a required course for nurses, doctors, dental hygienists, police, firefighters and others who deal in emergency medical care professions. Upon completion, the student will receive a 2-year certification.

The cost is $55 per person.

This program provides workplace and community training in first aid emergency skills. The goal of this training is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to respond in a medical emergency. Some of the topics covered include personal safety, primary assessments, control of bleeding, managing shock, head, neck or back injury, and facial injuries. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will receive a 2-year certification from ASHI.

The cost is $40 per person.

The Heartsaver CPR AED Course for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements, provides the highest quality training in the lifesaving skills of CPR and how to use an AED. The course empowers students to act with confidence in the event of an emergency at work, home, or in the community. This program includes the concepts of the Chain of Survival, recognizing when someone needs CPR, performing high-quality CPR for an adult, how to perform CPR with help from others, how to give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups, and demonstrates how to use an AED on an adult. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will receive a 2-year certification.

The cost is $75 per person.

Telemedic Program

St. Petersburg Fire Rescue has implemented a medical information program, known as the Telemedic Program. In the event of a medical emergency, this program helps paramedics quickly gather important medical information required to provide emergent treatment and transport to the hospital.

This program gives you control over your medical information, ensuring it is current and accurate should you experience a medical emergency. Simply complete the Telemedic Form and place it in the provided magnetic red pouch, and stick it on your refrigerator for easy visibility. If you have a fully executed, original yellow Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order, this would be an ideal and secure place to file it along with your medical form.

To request a blank DNR or Telemedic Packet, visit the Forms page.


If you're ready to register for CPR/First Aid, visit the Forms & Requests page to request registration information.

CPR – SPFR will be teaching American Safety & Health (ASHI) CPR in our classrooms for $40.

Healthcare Provider CPR is $55.

First Aid is $40.

Pricing and dates are subject to change.